More than 35 million Americans -- people just like you -- are living with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD. Preventing and discovering advanced treatments for these and other lung diseases is at the core of everything we do at the American Lung Association. Thanks to your generosity, thousands of lives have been saved this year.
I hope I can count on your continued support today to help us save families like yours from suffering from the devastating effects of lung disease.
We are working on multiple fronts to prevent deadly lung disease from devastating the lives of so many people like you and the ones you love:
Whether finding ways to stop the growth of lung cancer cells or investigating how genetics may affect asthma, the American Lung Association supports scientists who are making breakthroughs in identifying the causes of lung disease.
The American Lung Association supports and encourages everyone to get a yearly flu vaccine. For the past four years, our innovative nationwide Flu Clinic Locator has helped anyone who wants a flu shot to find one where they live or work.
Breathing air free of pollutants and carcinogens is a crucial component of our fight to prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is working with local governments across the U.S. to establish and maintain the highest standards to keep our air safe to breathe.
Every day, 4,000 children under 18 years old start smoking, raising their risk of developing lung cancer, emphysema and other deadly lung diseases later in life. The American Lung Association has developed effective smoking prevention and cessation programs for children and teens.
While we have made great strides in preventing deaths from a variety of lung diseases this decade, our work is far from complete. We need to respond even more quickly to stop lung disease so that you, your family and community can breathe easier for many years to come.
I hope I can count on your support to spare so many from suffering with lung disease. Please don't wait another day. Make your secure online donation right now.
Answers, treatments and cures are within our reach. Your support will make a difference.
Bernadette A. Toomey,
President & Chief Executive Officer
PS. Preventing death from diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, asthma and hundreds of other lung diseases is what the American Lung Association is all about. You can help save lives with your tax-deductible donation today.
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
For the American Lung Association nearest you, contact 1-800-LUNGUSA or visit www.lungusa.org.